Deep Games, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Autumn 2022, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 7 November 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-54801 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Visby

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 29 July 2022 – 31 October 2022

Entry requirements: 120 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 15,000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 15,000

About the course

This course combines seminars with game design workshops in order to explore - theoretically and practically - how to design games that can illuminate the human condition and contribute to a meaningful life. We will look to your own personal experiences as inspiration sources for game ideas and use metaphor and analogy to create games on complex, abstract concepts, such as loyalty, dignity, courage or trust. Furthermore, we will draw on a range of theories and methods from relevant disciplines outside game design to expand our conception of what games can be and how they can impact players in a profound way. Theoretical frameworks are then tested through application to practical game design. This course provides you with opportunities to incubate a topic for a future degree project.

More information


Department of Game Design

Strandgatan 1b (Residenset) 621 57 VISBY

Uppsala universitet, Campus Gotland, 62167 Visby


Stephanie Noroozy, Study Counsellor


Study Administration: Questions about registration, cancellation, certificates etc.